My story starts back when I was a child. I was always a chubby kid and was made fun of – a lot. When I was 14 a drastic family event changed me and I started running with the wrong crowd and found a very interesting way to lose weight - methamphetamine. From age 14 to 30 I struggled off and on with drugs. It was wrecking my family, myself, and my life. It sure helped me lose weight and feel good, though. Well in 2010, I was blessed with the gift of recovery. I have been clean and sober for over six years now. No one explains to you how to eat healthy in rehab. So I traded my drug addiction for a food addiction. During this time, I weighed over 350 lbs. I developed pre-diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and asthma. It hurt to walk long distances and I knew if I kept going, I would die. I joined the new well because I have tried diet after diet and nothing helped. I saw three friends do the program at the new well and they looked amazing! I wanted to be a part of my family. Since joining the new well, I lost 9.5 lbs. during the first 3 days of their Fresh Start! I feel so alive - so happy! I have energy and a smile. I love telling others about the new well. I can now bend over and tie my shoes. I can do the dance game with my daughter. Thank you for this new lease on life. One day at a time… One meal at a time!